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Although the conventional ceramic tiles are the bathroom stable, the glass tiles have their advantages, too. The glass impresses at first glance by its ability to reflect and refract light and it is unique due to the colour range and the fresh surface.

The glass was used for lining already in the ancient times. Today’s modern technology allows creating the material of unique physical and optical properties at a reasonable price.

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The Surface Treatment Of Glass

The Sandblasted Glass

The process of sandblasting consists of disrupting the surface of the glass with a stream of sand sprayed under pressure. The surface looks matte after the treatment. In fact, a large amount of sharp, shiny fractures are created in the glass surface. The disadvantage of the treatment is the fact that it is relatively hard to maintain, and dirt, grease and fingerprints easily adhere in the folds.

 

The Etched Glass

If you treat the glass surface with acid, you achieve the matte effect, again. Unfortunately, the acid creates unevenness in the surface so it easily keeps the dirt in.

 

The Frosted Glass

We can achieve the frosted glass effect by applying a layer of hardened materials to the clear surface. This treatment is the most inexpensive.

 

Smalti

The “smalti” material is coloured through and opaque. It is made by adding metal oxides in the hot melted glass. The “smalti” is then poured into irregular flat cakes and, after cooling, it is split into small cubes, so each piece is an original. They are used as small tiles and often in mosaics.

 

The Cast Glass

The glass sheets are melted at a high temperature and paint is melted to their back sides. If you look at the tile from a side, you will see the paint. Overall, this method produces an effect of a significant depth of the tile.

 

Shaping In A Mould

We can shape the glass tiles by means of a mould. The mixture of glass dust and paint is melted at high temperatures and then allowed to harden in the mould.

 

Terazzo

“Terrazzo” is a special kind of glass mixed with concrete or other connective mixtures.

 

Be In And Let The Glass In

The current trend is the combination of large and small formats, e.g. a glass mosaic and large-size glass tiles.

 

An attractive children’s room can be easily arranged even in a block of flats. Are you planning a nursery for a small kid and you do not know what to do with the little space available? We are going to give you some advice, so that both you and your kid will love the room.

 

Arrange The Room According To The Kids, Not You

An attractive children´s room can be easily arranged even in a small space, it is just important to meet the needs and the character of your kid. Small children run, play and they seem to be everywhere. However, they do not require their own space so much. The difference is, of course, whether it is a 5-years-old kid or a 10-years-old kid. The needs of kids are determined by the fact, if it is a preschool child or a schoolchild, by their hobbies and by the activities they like to do in their free time.

 

A Suitable Bed And Storage

Anyway, a perfect nursery should be equipped with a reasonably long and reasonably high bed and with plenty of cupboard space. As for the storage, it should not be a high cabinet, as a kid could not reach into it. The lower drawers or open shelves with a variable system of storage boxes may be an alternative. This way, the kids learn to take care of their things and to return each toy on its place to store it.

You do not want to get a classic bed for your kid? A very popular solution is placing the child´s bed in an upper tier. In this way, a space suitable for cabinets, a desk, a playing carpet or a sofa is created under the bed automatically.  After you have solved the issue of safety choosing a bed that prevents the child from falling, you can be sure that both of you will be satisfied. The great advantage of this solution is saving of the space and increasing the impact of the room; in addition, a bed with a ladder will be an extra adventure for your kid!

 

Choose The Desk And The Chair Very Carefully

If you have a preschool child or even a schoolchild at home, you will need to buy a desk and a quality children´s “office” chair, above all. Keep in mind that your child does not learn only reading and writing, they also learn to sit properly and to keep the poise during these activities. The selection of proper furniture will make it easier for them. For a desk, the height is especially important, and for a chair, it is its hardness and the adjustment of the back. In the case, your kid has  problems with sitting at the table, a small medical ball (overball) can help; if inserted between the child´s lower back and the back of the chair, it makes the kid to sit straight.

The obligatory part of the outfit a nursery is a good lighting. It is not only the lamp on the desk, but especially the ceiling light. Small kids play mostly on the ground and it is therefore necessary to arrange the light, so that they did not spoil their eyes from their early age. They must have enough light even on the small toys and the tiny components of construction kits.

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The Playing Carpets For Small Kids

A preschool child spends most of his or her time with their parents, communicates with them and needs to be close to them. The kid usually uses the children´s room only for sleeping. So a baby or a small kid needs a playing carpet or a playpen. These pieces of furniture are very flexible and you can place them anywhere in your home, so that you can be always at hand.

 

The Supplements According To The Nature Of The Kid

The child’s life is full of fun and adventures, but he or she must have enough space for them. You do not need a large area (in m²), as the wittily chosen furnishing is sufficient. Does your kid draw on the walls? Get them a blackboard straight into their room. They can draw on it and later they can use it to write their first letters. Is your kid active? You can get them the wall bars into their room or hang a climbing rope from the ceiling. These solutions are space-saving, yet very effective!

 

Let The Colours In

A small kid discovers the world. It is very sensitive and loves colours. Think about what colours are good for you and for your kid, and paint the nursery walls according to it. Do not be afraid to be bold. You cannot go wrong with a varied colour combination, as long as you add two complementary colours to the dominant colour. Be careful about the hue and saturation of the colours; if they are too striking and aggressive, they can cause restlessness and distractibility to your kid.

Or do you prefer wallpaper? If you have never cared about it, you may be surprised how many children´s wallpaper patterns are available on the market. Do not forget the decorations, too. The nursery should be full of toys, pictures, etc.

 

Expect A Radical Change After The Teens

A kid before puberty usually does not have large demands on his or her own space. These demands come with their teens and with their desire to have privacy, their own space. At this age, it is good to replace the original furnishing full of children’s motifs with the furniture made according to the needs of the teenager. A girl-student would not feel well in a sweet pink room and she would be ashamed to invite anyone home. In a teenager´s room, there should be a sofa, PC corner and, in case of a young lady, a big mirror. Expect the demands on the audiovisual equipment (media) to increase, too.

 

A Playground Can Be In Your Garden

The families living in a house with a garden have a great advantage: they can build a small playground for their children at home. Today, private slides and climbing frames in gardens are not limited to the families of handymen, as you can buy them in the complete assemblies. The playground assemblies can be flexibly expanded with slides, swings and sandboxes, both covered and uncovered. The toys and playground assemblies, you will find in the offers, should be made of solid wood and treated with harmless stains, so that the carefree children´s frolicking was really safe.

 

Are you planning your kitchen and do not know how to organize the space? Are you considering a kitchen bar counter and barstools? It is ideal for quick, casual meals and easy to keep clean.

High barstools with long slender legs, a bar counter with a worktop behind, which is usually equipped with a hob – it is more and more common to see a bar counter and barstools in the kitchens, and they are mostly used for quick breakfasts.

The bar is also ideal for seating of guests, who can make us company, while we are finishing the food preparation. And while sipping an aperitif, the guests can watch from the high stool, what kind of speciality we are preparing for them.

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The Correct Height Of The Bar

The kitchen counter is usually connected with the worktop, so they both should have the same height of about 85-90 cm (35 in). If you want to make it higher, the difference between the bar counter and the worktop should surpass 10 cm (4 in), so that serving was easy and comfortable.

The barstools must have footing and the seats should be about 20 cm (8 in) lower than the bar counter. The barstools must be comfortable because sitting on them is more strenuous than sitting on conventional chairs.

 

A Fashionable Addition Or A Practical Use?

The bar counters and barstools must match the dimensions and functions of kitchen bars:  the counters are narrower than a usual table and the stools, although used for sitting, should not interfere with the everyday traffic. That is the reason for the high legs: whether you want to sit down at the bar or to leave it, you do not have to push the stool, but only slide down from it.

When considering the bar counter in your kitchen, you should make sure, whether it is the only place to dine or whether it is merely one of several seating options. The dining counters with stools are mostly chosen into the kitchens of single people or families with bigger children. It is also often the only option in very small kitchens, wherein a classic dining table would not fit and a folding table is not suitable.

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The Barstool Characteristics

In general, a kitchen chair and stools should be lightweight, strong and stable. The spread of bar seating in residential interiors requires more interesting design of the stools specifically, as well as a wider variety of colours and materials. A tripod may be practical in this case, too, although it may not seem so at first sight.

The barstool frame is usually made of aluminium or steel profiles or tubing and the seats are made of various kinds of mould plastic; they may be wooden or upholstered and they are mostly fitted with low backrests. The seats made of stained bent plywood, the chairs made of rattan or exotic woods are interesting, too. The extravagant up-to date hit are stools made of acrylic glass which brighten the interior and despite their visual subtlety, they are strong and durable enough.

A chair with an interesting shape or material can become the dominant feature of the interior. But when choosing it, keep in mind, that the chair is primarily used for sitting, so the comfort is first. When you want to buy one, try to sit on it for a while.

The bathroom is a place we all love (maybe except for small children who hate cleaning their teeth). The bathroom means a rest or contrariwise, a boost. Moreover, it is ideal in the way you can remodel it easily following a few steps.

People living in a rental apartment know it especially: the bathroom often looks plain and unattractive. The best thing would be to remove the tiles completely and to organize the room in a different way – but it is obviously impossible. Anyway, you need not to despair, a small facelift can be acomplished even in an afternoon and a single tile need not to be sacrified.

In the beginning of a mew year, we like to look back and around to consider, what can be changed and improved in our lives. Sometimes it results in imposing life plans and sometimes it just means a need to throw the old faded towels away.

 

The Textiles Are The Beginning And The End

It is logical indeed, the towels actually contribute to the appearance of the bathroom like hardly anything else. They are constantly lying on the shelves, drying on the pipes or on the heating, hanging next to the sink … They are actually everywhere.

In the new year, let’s make a resolution to get rid of everything that has its best behind, or that´s colour does not suit to your bathroom. Do you have a deep green towel that have moved with you through the three previous apartments? Maybe it is the right time to cut it into cloths or discard it in the textile container.

 

The Mirror Dominates The Room

If you can replace the bathroom mirror in your apartment, take it a huge advantage. The mirrors can make wonders with the space and the bathroom is the only room wherein they look natural as we are all accustomed to the bathroom mirrors.

The bathroom mirror is determined to be a significant unique feature of the bathroom. It can have an unusual frame or shape or you can invest a little more and experiment with the illumination.

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Pull The Curtain

The next easy trick is making use of large surfices which can be quickly changed aesthetically. What does this mean in practice? It means primarily a shower curtain or a shower screen, which are meant to be exposed (to change the whole mood of the bathroom) or hidden as you like.

The bathroom curtains are quite cheap today so you can have a few to change them as needed. For example, one of them can look luxurious (popular are heavy fabric curtains with a water-repellent inner side), while the other funny.

 

Respect The Base

If for you do not want to start a bathroom renovation for any reason, be careful to work really with colour base you are given. Most of the Czech bathrooms surprisingly do not use the pure white tiles but the colorful ones, mostly in marble decor and warm tones.

Such a base should be ideally completed with neutral accessories in shades of white and cream white because these shades do not contrast with the tiles but complement the atmosphere  of the bathroom  lined with the stone imitation. In the case your bathroom is exceptional and is lined with the white tiles, you can afford colour experiments.